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Events Guide: Daniel Libeskind – NSCAD Public Lecture Series & public reception


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– Daniel Libeskind, considered one of today’s international leaders in architectural practice and urban design, will speak at NSCAD University on
Thursday, February 10, 2011. Libeskind’s remarks will focus on his multidisciplinary approach to architecture and art. Celebrated for his ability to infuse innovative design with a strong sense of memory and history, Daniel Libeskind has designed a multitude of structures, from museums and concert halls to convention centres and universities, including such iconic projects as the master plan for the World Trade Center in New York and the Jewish Museum in Berlin. More recently, the Canadian Jewish Congress awarded Libeskind the commission to create a memorial to the Jews of the MS St. Louis who were denied entrance to Canada in 1939. The artwork, entitled “Wheel of Conscience,” was recently installed at the Pier 21 Museum.

WHAT: Daniel Libeskind – NSCAD Public Lecture Series & reception
WHEN: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 7pm
WHERE: Kenneth C. Rowe Heritage Hall, Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax

A reception will follow in the Port Loggia Gallery at NSCAD’s nearby Port Campus.

For additional information, visit NSCAD Public Lecture Series.

Photo by Jo Poon, member of Spacing Magazine’s flickr pool.



  1. After the monumental screw ups at the ROM, (dubbed “The Worst Building of the Decade” by the Washington Post”), I’m surprised this clown would show his face in Canada ever again.

  2. That Washington Post article was sensationalist when it came to its assessment the ROM, as “worst buildings” list tend to be. (I’d also like to point out at this point Boston City Hall is actually a positive architectural achievement.) Today, the ROM is a great addition to the area and museum. The minor kinks in the interior will be worked out in time. Libeskind also has another project which will make an impact in Canada: the L-Tower in Toronto. It should be among the most original condominium towers built in Canada.